Top 6 Destinations for Your Winter Vacation in India


India is a beautiful subcontinent with several tourist destinations. No matter what season you choose to visit, the place has plenty of destinations to help you with an adventurous and a happening vacation.

It is very important to visit India with all the planning correctly done. You can start by making cheap flight bookings to India. Survey the things that you might need during your stay in the country.

Take a look at the destinations mentioned below before making your itinerary:

1. Auli, Uttarakhand 

 Auli, Uttarakhand     

Auli is a beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand and attracts a large number of tourists during the winter season. The snow-covered hilly terrains of Himalayas surround the place. Also, it is called as the haven for skiing activities. The sylvan peaks, snowy valleys, and frosty storms make perfect surroundings for the skiers.

 Other than skiing, one can try other adventurous activities like trekking and river rafting. When you visit this place between December and February, you can witness greenery and snow at the same time. Also, you can enjoy the view of Nanda Devi range from here along with the rivers flowing through it.

 Some of the nearby locations that you can explore while you visit Auli are Gurso Bugyal, Chattarkund, Kwani Bugyal, Chenab Lake, and Joshimath.

 2. Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Your love for palaces and the interest to know more about Indian history will get a wonderful treat when you plan a visit to this Pink City of the country.

 Forts and the architecture perfectly flaunt the talents of the expert artisans of ancient times. This capital city of Rajasthan speaks of art, courage, and peace. Most of the tourists visit this place during January. It is because of the Literature festival that attracts history buffs from across the globe.

 There are many world-famous forts and palaces in the city that include Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Birla Mandir, City Palace, and more. The list of activities in this place is endless; you can enjoy the camel fair at Bikaner, jeep safari, hot air balloon rides, and the like.

 Other than this, the palaces and forts of the place are a perfect destination for weddings. In case you are planning a winter wedding most traditionally, Jaipur in Rajasthan is the place for you.

 3. Zanskar, Jammu, and Kashmir

Zanskar, Jammu, and Kashmir

 If you plan to spend a perfect vacation in the laps of nature, Zanskar is the place for you. The place is famous for a lake that is covered with snow, that you can walk on it. This lake offers a splendid experience to all the visitors, especially in winter.

 One must carry light luggage and adopt a penguin walk to be able to walk on the snow comfortably. Also, you must carry sunglasses along during the trek as it can prevent snow blindness.

 During the month of January and February, the entire valley is covered with snow and gives alluring look weather. Some of the famous places that one must never miss are Patnitop, Buddhist Monasteries, The Rongkhul, the glaciers, etc.

 You can also indulge in activities like trekking, paragliding, river rock rafting, etc.

 4. Kutch, Gujarat

Kutch, Gujarat

Kutch is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful yet surreal places in the country. The location is famous for its white dessert. As far as the eyesight goes, one can see the vast expanse of the white salt.

 The major attraction of the place is the Rann festival that starts in the month of December and lasts till February. The festival witnesses a huge camp settlement along with cultural programs and adventure activities.

 When you visit this place, you will see the beautiful handicrafts and embroidery work that speaks of the talent of the locals.

 Some of the famous places that one can visit near Kutch are The Great Runn of Kutch, Dholavira, Kutch desert wildlife sanctuary, Mandvi beach in Bhuj, the Kutch Museum, and Kutch Bustard Sanctuary.

 5. Delhi


This capital city of the country is present in the heart of the country and can be rightly called as a mini India. The place has a glimpse of the entire nation with varied cultures and traditions.

 The diversity of the country is perfectly reflected in the food and the dressing of the people in Delhi. Although Delhi is a place where fashion begins, and trends are set, but it also successfully preserves the age-old traditions in their most original form.

 You can visit here during any season and explore the historical monuments like the Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Purana Qila, and Humayun’s Tomb. Other than this, the place has temples scattered all across the city, namely the Akshardham temple, ISKON temple, and the Lotus Temple.

 And when it comes to shopping, Delhi has Karol Bagh and Sarojini Nagar for the cheapest and the best shopping for clothes and accessories. Also, for food lovers, the exotic flavors of Delhi will give you all the mouth-watering delicacies.

 Being the national capital, you can get your cheap flights to New Delhi booked well in advance for easy availability.

 6. Amritsar, Punjab

Amritsar, Punjab

Amritsar is the home of the glorious Golden temple and is an iconic city in the heroic history of Punjab. A trip to Punjab is incomplete without paying a visit to this beautiful destination.

 Golden Temple, in fact, attracts the maximum number of tourists in the country that counts to around a maximum of 1 lakh during festivals. You can also visit Sada Pind, a beautifully designed area that demonstrates life in Punjab in a miniature view.

 Wagah Border is another attraction of the place. You can witness the valor presented by the Indian Army during the evening Parade. All in all, a trip to Amritsar gives you a memory for life.

Also, the Punjabi food that you will get to eat here is exotic in its own way. Enjoy the flavor of delicious street food from Parantha and Naan to Pani Puri and Pav Bhaji.

 Other than the Golden temple, you can also visit Jalliawala Bagh, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum, Hall Bazar, and Guru Ke Mahal after you have booked flights to Amritsar. 

All you need to do is to book cheap flights to India and enjoy a relaxing winter vacation in this diverse subcontinent.